What causes indoor air pollution?

Many everyday things may cause bad indoor air quality in your Kitchener home.

This includes:

  • Compounds in [carpeting, furniture and drapes that give off fumes
  • Cleaning sprays
  • Paint
  • Personal care products
  • Air fresheners and candles

Though they are usually more efficient, modern homes don’t have fresh air the way older residences do. Tight weather stripping and storm doors keep indoor air in and exterior air out. This provides better energy savings, but the decreased exchange of outdoor and indoor air can create particles accumulating inside.

In these circumstances, a whole-house ventilation system is advised. Ventilation systems exchange polluted interior air for cleaner outside air without giving up energy savings.